What a wine! Possibly wine of the year. Transcending all categories – is it white? Orange? A blend of why? – this bone dry, crisp, and very refreshing wine is super clean with citrus peel and stone fruit, like apricot and white nectarine, with a touch of floral on the nose. It is made in the ancient way, in terracotta amphora (large clay vessels used for making and storing wine) from the only producer in the U.S. making amphora for commercial use. Only 80 cases made.
Drink with sushi, Thai food, baked ham, roast chicken or sausages. The slightly oxidized flavor adds an earthy backbone to this wine which nicely supports warm spices like garlic, ginger, or turmeric.
Andrew Beckham has been a ceramics artist for over 25 years. He comes from a family of educators and continues their legacy by teaching ceramics at a local high school. Andrew is a native Oregonian and has a formal education in teaching and fine-arts. The year after planting their vines Andrew spent several years apprenticing under respected winemakers in the region and began producing the wines from their vineyard in 2009. Soon after Andrew was inspired to begin creating his own terracotta vessels for wine production to combine his passions for ceramics and winemaking. He is now the only producer of commercially available amphorae for winemakers and brewers in North America.